Code Savvy is a not-for-profit organization inspiring kids and teens to become code-savvy, that is, to understand the kind of creative thinking that goes into coding, and to try out programming computers and devices. Code Savvy is determined to bring more diversity -- gender and ethnic diversity -- to computer science; Creative problem-solving relies on diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.
Link to information about these current projects:
2014 Code Camps for kids-- Cool code camps this summer in Scratch, AppInventor and Ruby! Over for summer 2014, but we'll be back with more next year!
Twin Cities Coder Dojo (free, mentored coding environment for kids 8-17) started April 2013 and has welcomed 2000+ young coders to explore web and app design, gaming, systems and electronics. CoderDojoTC has inspired three additional branches.
Katie Coder Dojo -- a place for girls to explore programming: games and animations in Scratch or mobile apps in AppInventor.
Technovation Challenge (young women ages 12-18 design and code mobile apps as they participate in this worldwide coding and business challenge) + the festive Appapalooza